HISTORY OF THE McMULLEN NAME (Source www.surnamedb.com)
Recorded in many forms including
McMullan, McMullen, Mullan, Mullen, Mullens, O'Mullan, and even MacMillan, this
is a Gaelic surname. It derives from the ancient name Maolan, meaning 'The
tonsured one', a reference to a holyman who shaved his head as a sign of his
religious zeal. The surname in its slightly different spellings, is one of the
most popular in both
Early examples of recordings in Scotland include John
MacMulan, the bailie of Glasgow, 1454 to 1487, and Sir Duncan MacMolane, said
to have a been a pope's knight or seneschal in 1452. The name is widespread in
The first recorded spelling of the family name is
shown to be that of Gillemor MacMolan. He was a juror on an inquest in
Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg MARGARET 3 McMULLEN ~ see 3
1. ~ ~ ~ MICHAEL McMULLEN was born
between 1793 and 1797 in Rathfriland,
Children of MICHAEL McMULLEN and ELLEN McELVOY were:
MARY 2 McMULLEN, born 1825.
MARGARET 3 McMULLEN, born 1826.
ROSE ANN 4 McMULLEN, born 1832 in Charlemont,
ELLEN 5 McMULLEN, born around 1843 in
Michael died on 10 April 1859 of pleurisy and enteritis aged 62 years. Ellen died in 1864 in Otahuhu aged 57 years.
> Refer to the Royal New Zealand Fencibles for more information on families who came to NZ under this scheme, including the ships they arrived on and villages they settled.
2. ~ ~ ~ MARY McMULLEN (MICHAEL) was born in 1825 in
Mary married HENRY MITCHELL on 16 July
1848 in Onehunga,
> Refer to the MITCHELL family for more information about the family of Henry and the children of Henry and Mary.
Mary died on 20 June 1865.
Henry died on 25 August 1901, also in Otahuhu. They were both buried at the
3. ~ ~ ~ MARGARET
McMULLEN (MICHAEL) was born in 1826
Margaret married GEORGE STRONG in
July 1848 in Onehunga. George was born in
Children of MARGARET McMULLEN and GEORGE STRONG were:
ROBERT STRONG, born 1849 in
ELLEN STRONG, born 1851 in
GEORGE WILLIAM STRONG, born 1853 in
CHARLES JOHN STRONG, born 21 September 1855 in
EDWARD STRONG, born 17 May 1857 in
ALFRED STRONG, born 1859 in
o JOHN STRONG, born 1862; died as an infant.
FREDERICK STRONG, born 1863 in
George died on 27 October 1896 in
4. ~ ~ ~ ROSE ANNE McMULLEN (MICHAEL) was born in 1832 in Charlemont,
(1) ANGELO PARAGEE on 4 July 1849 at St Patricks Catholic Church in
Children of ROSE McMULLEN and JOSEPH PARAGREE were:
o MARY ANN PARAGEE, born 1850; died as an infant.
o SUSAN PARAGEE, born 1851.
o MARGARET PARAGEE, born 1855.
Angelo died in a scrub fire in
On 24 August 1858 Rose married (2) GEORGE
SMITH (also know as CHARLES SMITH) at Otahuhu. George was born in
George died on 22 September 1910 in Otahuhu,
5. ~ ~ ~ ELLEN McMULLEN (MICHAEL) was born around 1843 in
Ellen married JOHN COOK towards the end of 1862 at the residence of Henry Mitchell in Otahuhu. John was a Shoemaker and was aged 30 years at the time of their marriage.
Possible children of ELLEN McMULLEN and JOHN COOK (per NZ Birth Index) were:
o JAMES COOK, born 1863.
o MARY COOK, born 1865.
o ANN COOK, born 1867.
o JOHN COOK, born 1869.
o CATHERINE COOK, born 1873.
note that in keeping with genealogy protocol I have not included information
about later generations which may include living persons.
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